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Survey of English Place-Names

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Kedleston

Major Settlement in the Parish of Kedleston

Historical Forms

  • Chetelestune 1086 DB
  • Ketelestan 1172 P
  • Ket(t)el(l)estun, Ket(t)el(l)istun, -tun, Ket(t)el(l)eston(e) c.1199 DbCh 1206 P 1206 Abbr 1207,1208 Cur 1208,1209,1245 FF 1281 Ass 1458 Woll
  • Ketelston 1322 Fine 1388 Kerryxix 1507 DKR
  • Ketleston c.1200 DbCh 1206 Abbr 1206 Cur 1243 Fees 1421 Woll
  • Ket(t)liston c.1220 Darley 1243 Fees 1256 WollCh 1306 Ch 1312 DbAxiii
  • Ketilston(e), Ketylston(e), -ton(e) 1372 Gaunt 1379 Fine 1403 Pat 1411 DbCh c.1600 AddCh
  • Ketulston 1389 Pat
  • Ked(e)leston 1385 Pat 1420 Woll
  • Kedd(e)leston 1577 Saxton 1601 DbAxvi

Etymology

'Ketil's farm', a hybrid formation of the ON  pers.n. Ketill and OE  tūn.